FAC Weekly Update #246
Dear Members and Advocates,
Our petition has broken 4000 signatures. It’s a number we are proud of. Considering we know how controversial our ask is, it’s also a number we are surprised to have hit. We know the number of people who open our emails and visit our website, so the number represents a large population of people outside ourselves who have read it and agree. It also represents the efforts that many of you have taken to help us get the word out, whether it’s been forwarding the link to your friends or family, sharing it on social media, or even putting up a flyer at the local coffee shop.
As we reach each milestone, it becomes more apparent that we have the possibility of reaching the next one. In the beginning, 2,500 seemed an impossible number, but we achieved it. Now that we’re so close to 5,000, that number seems doable. For the first 500 or so, we counted on ourselves, for the next 500, we reached out to affiliate organizations, and when we hit a lull we tried other mediums through which to get the word out.
That has made the difference between the last 1000 that it will take to get to 5,000 so much more meaningful than the first 1,000. The first 1,000 were already on board. The majority since have been educated. They have read our petition, considered it and signed on. By sharing the petition with others, even those you don’t think would be inclined to sign on, we are at least accomplishing our goal of educating people. Even if they don’t sign, at least let them learn a fact or two about the registry. Let it plant a seed in their minds. Let them pose it to their friends on social media to see what other’s think. Any exposure, good, bad or indifferent, is good for us at this point and is another opportunity to educate the public. We need these opportunities.
Please continue sharing the link to our petition with whomever you can. https://www.change.org/p/public-sex-offender-registration-is-violation-of-universal-declaration-of-human-rights. Let’s see if we can get to 5000 by the end of the year.
In just a few days, many of our families will be sharing holiday cheer, meals, presents and the warmth of being around loved ones who care. Your FAC County Coordinators are reaching out to anyone who is feeling alone this season. We will be hosting a Virtual Holiday Party from 4:00pm to 10pm Saturday December 24 and again from noon-6pm on Sunday December 25th. Call in to participate in the music, games and stories, or just to extend your well wishes and let others know you are thinking of them. Call in to 319-527-3487 . Any trouble connecting or if your service provider is charging you for the call, then simply text CALL ME to 319-527-3487 to receive a call-back and be connected to the call for free. Hope you can join us.
Tax-deductible year-end donations are being accepted by our partner Justice Transitions, Inc , a 501c3 charitable organization. Donations postmarked by December 31 will receive a tax-deduction receipt for tax year 2022. Checks can be written to Justice Transitions and please indicate on the memo line how you want the donation to be applied (for example, FAC Ex Post Facto, or FAC General Fund, or FAC Outreach). Mail checks to either FAC or directly to Justice Transitions PO Box 470932 Lake Monroe FL 32747. We cannot do this work without your support.
The Florida Action Committee
ANNOUNCEMENTS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Next Monthly Membership Meeting – Thursday January 5 at 8pm ET. Call 319-527-3487. Topic: Success of FAC. The Florida Action Committee President and Board of Directors will give update on accomplishments in 2022 and Goals for 2023. If you have trouble connecting? Text CALL ME to 319-527-3487 to received a call back and be connected to the meeting.
Next New Membership Orientation Meeting- Thursday January 12 at 8pm ET. Call 319-527-3487. No agenda. Call in to ask about resources, the organization, volunteer opportunities, or anything on your mind. Trouble connecting? Text CALL ME to 319-527-3487 to received a call back and be connected to the meeting.
See Calendar of Events – Keep up with Meet-and-Greets in your area, Support groups, Membership Calls, and other events. For questions and more information contact the Membership Team; [email protected] or call 833-273-7325,Option 1.
Click Here for Calendar and double click on the event to view details and RSVP instructions. Just some of the upcoming events below.
Virtual Holiday Party – Dec 24 (4-10pm) & Dec 25 (noon-6pm) – 12 hours of Entertainment. Call in for fun, entertainment, holiday stories and music. Spend an hour or more with various county coordinators as your hosts and DJs. We guarantee to make you crack a smile and laugh aloud as we will bring the party to you! Watch for more information.
Become a County Coordinator. NEW Training Class starts week of January 15, 2023. You are not left alone, you have a team of support to help you. The only requirement is your desire to HELP us organize your county. If you are interested in joining the County Coordinator Team, leave message at 833-273-7325, Option 1, or email [email protected]
Letter-Writing Campaigns – If you would like to participate in sending educational information to specific decision makers in Florida, please contact [email protected]. Volunteers must be willing to proudly identify themselves by using their own name and return address on the letters.
SOME HEADLINES FROM THE WEEK
While doing research for our billboard project, I intentionally paid very close attention to the ads featured along Florida’s highways. I wanted to see what type of messaging was effective, was there a more popular layout and what tried and tested design ideas we…
Thanks to member DW who posted this in the comments. It’s important so we are dedicating a separate post to it. I encourage ALL of you to make this resolution for the new year: Every time you come across an article that is spreading lies about Sex Offender Registries,…
We’ve received a lot of positive feedback to our announcement of the billboard project. It was a lot more work than expected, but so is everything we’ve been trying to accomplish, so what’s the difference? We currently have three digital billboards running. Many of…
Several law-enforcement agencies Dec. 2 conducted unannounced checks of 40 registered sex offenders in Delaware County, finding that a high percentage were in compliance with their residential registration. During the survey, only one was found not in compliance with…
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